I don’t know where to begin. This is no time for waxing lyrical.
Kolya’s diagnosis runs several pages.
The worst of it is the purulent meningitis of, and a cyst on, the right brain lobe. He’s already head two surgeries in Lugansk.
He’s still alive. He can be saved. But they can’t do anything more for him in Lugansk. He requires a surgery of an entirely different type, a neurosurgery, in a special ward. If he is not taken out, he’ll die.
We’ve known about this case for several weeks, and to be honest, we were hoping to find solutions that did not require money. We were already able to take people to Moscow twice–Vika Zozulina and Sergey Baranov.
But now we were turned down.
The Burdenko clinic says they only accept paying patients.
We were asked to help the family so Zhenya brought them food in our name. He then learned the situation is at a dead end.
Kolya has two brothers, Lyosha born in 2011, and the tiny Artyom, born in 2015, who is on the photo below. The family is struggling, they need a whole range of medicaments, their salaries are tiny, and they have three kids. Kolya is fading away and they don’t know whom to turn to or what to do.
Here’s what Zhenya wrote:
“He’s a wonderful child. All of the kids come to welcome him: ‘Kolya is back from the hospital!’
Kolya is suffering, He’s in pain every single day. He puts up with it so that they don’t take him back to the hospital. He had to be brought back from the brink of death four times… He’s been putting up with his ear pain until blood and pus did not start pouring out…that’s how it all started. When his treatment began, his illness was quite advanced…
We don’t know what to do about the pus. The kid is leaving us and that’s not how it should be!!!”
And now, friends, I have a request for you.
I can’t manage this level of aid collection. The operation alone would cost 300 thousand rubles, not counting the in-patient treatment or the accommodations for the mother, medications, analyses. I’m terrified of even undertaking something on that scale.
I know that I’ll get a barrage of 200 comments about Doctor Liza. Well, we wrote her, but she has a big organization and it’s possible our messages ended up in her spam box or perhaps she hasn’t processed them.
If you have direct contact with Elizaveta Glinka, could you share her contact information (my own contact info is at the bottom)? Please, there is no need to write me about what it might be a good idea to do. Yes, I know about foundations, about writing this or that person. We’re running to and fro and writing everyone we can think of. But so far we’ve received either no answers or refusals.
If you have a connection to genuine foundations, rather than merely heard of them, please write! Perhaps you can forward this post to the right people. I’ve included medical history excerpts. The boy was placed back in the hospital, and soon we’ll have new histories.
To be honest, we don’t even know if there is a chance because time is flying by.
Thanks to everyone for reposting!
This is Kolya and his mom Katya and brother Lyosha.
Our humanitarian aid. Thanks to all who helped.
We’re not collecting funds for treatment. But if you want to help the family with money, label the transfer or donation with “Kolya meningitis”.
Kolya’s medical history.